VTTI is currently working on a robust study of issues concerning the deployment of Automated Driving Systems (ADS) to showcase important aspects of how motor carriers can incorporate ADS-equipped vehicles into their operations.
Drivers and construction workers have always communicated with each other through various methods such as hand gestures and eye contact. With the advent of highly automated vehicles (HAVs) on the horizon, the transportation industry is interested in the ability of these vehicles to communicate their intent to other road users.
The main objective of the Center for Sustainable Mobility's Eco-CAC project is to significantly reduce vehicle energy consumption.
No one knows better than VTTI the extent of driving distraction as the cause of crashes. Driver distraction is a major contributing factor to crashes, which are a leading cause of death for the US population under 35 years of age. Driving is a visual task and non-driving activities that draw the driver's eyes away from the roadway (such as texting, dialing, and use of a laptop or dispatching device to perform complex tasks) should always be avoided.
VTTI is currently working on a project with the Department of Energy to quantify the effects of outdoor lighting that utilizes Solid State lighting (LEDs) on melatonin in humans.
Public safety officials, such as law enforcement, fire and rescue, and emergency medical personnel routinely interact with a broad spectrum of public and private vehicles to protect people, to investigate crimes or crashes, and to save lives.